There was once a time when the average person, by and large, didn’t sit down all that much over the course of a day, and perhaps then ergonomics wasn’t so important. But computers have changed all that – we’re largely sedentary, and as a result we’re often afflicted by pain, lumbar issues in particular. Ergonomics is the science of fixing all that, but it’s not well understood.
Whether it’s 25 framed cat photos or collections of dusty … well, just about anything, there are always people who overdo it. Ideally, you have an opportunity to decorate your office tastefully, without becoming one of these horror stories.
Depending on what your business does, you may want to project any of several different feels – a bank, for example, will want to evoke a different feeling than a workout facility. It’s important up front to define what you want that feeling to be.
In a white paper this week, Herman Miller highlighted one of six trends they’re seeing across all industries: the rise of shared workspaces. Companies are starting to use unassigned, individual workplaces, and one of the main items that’s traditionally been immune to personalization and adjustment is the monitor.
The early results say that yes, standing desks can improve productivity – and are healthy to boot.